tompion


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tom·pi·on

 (tŏm′pē-ən)
n.
Variant of tampion.

tompion

(ˈtɒmpɪən)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a variant of tampion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tompion - plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisturetompion - plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture
plug, stopple, stopper - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
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The Great Pump Room is a spacious saloon, ornamented with Corinthian pillars, and a music-gallery, and a Tompion clock, and a statue of Nash, and a golden inscription, to which all the water-drinkers should attend, for it appeals to them in the cause of a deserving charity.
Couldn't even get the tompions out of his guns," as he explained the matter to the Doctor that evening.
Tompion Platt from Living Streets told the Paisley Daily Express: "Going for a walk with a loved one is a great way to make your heart healthy and happy.
Tompion Platt, Head of Policy, Living Streets, London
A The Sea of Serenity B The Sea of Nubia C The Sea of Tranquility D The Sea of Nectar QUESTION 15 - for 15 points: Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) was famous for making what?
Tompion Platt, Head of Policy and Research at Living Streets, London
Lac'd in her Cosins new appear'd the Bride, A Bubble-boy and Tompion at her Side, And with an Air divine her Colmar ply'd.
This fine clock was made in London by Daniel Quare, one of the best makers, who was rated alongside Tompion, Knibb, East, Windmills, LeCount and the like.
They're just not practical in smaller homes, so their value has gone down, -unless you happen to own a Thomas Tompion clock.
Thomas Tompion died; an English maker of clocks and sundials.
Tools for the gun consisted of a wooden tompion that was stuck in the muzzle to keep out debris, a corkscrew-like wiper, a ball screw for withdrawing bullets without firing the rifle, a main-spring vise, a pin punch and a combination screwdriver/nipple wrench.
Although barometers were first manufactured in England by Italian craftsmen, they soon attracted the attention of leading English clock and instrument makers such as Daniel Quare, Thomas Tompion and Henry Jones, who popularised the idea of the barometer as a handsome household instrument from about 1670 onwards.